Black / Queer Ontologies Graduate Conference

October 24, 2015 9:00 AM
Lewis Library 120
October 24, 2015 9:00 AM
Lewis Library 120
Keynote address by Professor Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University)
Princeton African American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of History, Department of English, LGBT Center, and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents:

Black/Queer Ontologies: The 4th Annual Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

Location: Lewis Library 120, Princeton University
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 

8:30am – 9:00 am: Registration

9:00am – 9:10am: Welcome/ Opening Remarks

9:10am – 10:30am: Panel One: Resistant Ontologies

  • Kemar McIntosh (Florida International University) – “Recolonizing Afro-Caribbean Queer Bodies: Race, Class, Gender, Sexual Politics and the Postcolonial Condition.”
  • Ashley Coleman (Emory University) – “Black/Queer Phenomenology in the Face of Fungibility.”
  • Shadee Malaklou (University of California, Irvine) – “On the Chronopolitics of Skin-Ego and the Jouissance of Surface Sexualities.”

10:40 am – 12:00pm: Panel Two: Black/Queer Performance

  • Emily Bock (University of Chicago) – ” From Real Black to Black Realness: Imagining Radical Futures Through Performance and Play.”
  • Savannah Shange (University of Pennsylvania) – “Out of Pocket: Ratchetry, Reconstruction, and Black Flesh in San Francisco.”
  • David Sanchez-Aguilera (University of California, San Diego) – “Staging Belonging Through Difference: The Heremeneutics of Black Beauty in Shayne Oliver’s Hood by Air.”

12:10pm – 1:10pm: Lunch

1:20pm – 2:50pm: Keynote address by Professor Saidiya Hartman

 Introduction by Professor Tera Hunter 

3:00pm – 4:20pm: Panel Three: Black (Queer) Liquidity

  • Tyrone S. Palmer (Northwestern University) – “‘A Liquid Grave’: Theorizing Black Liquidity and Social Liquidation.”
  • Jared Richardson (Northwestern University) – “Sounding Black Sirens: Queer Mutations and Questions of the Flesh in the Work of Ellen Gallagher and Doreen Garner.”
  • Shoniqua Roach (Northwestern University) – “Liquid(ated) Negresses: Exhuming the Gender and Sexual Ontologies of Enslaved Black Women.”

4:30pm – 5:50pm: Panel Four: Discursive Ontologies

  • Brenda Sanya (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) – “Dislocating Roots, Re-Mapping Routes: Routed Discontinuities in Black Diasporas
  • Colin Wheeler (Georgia State University) – “The Queer Materialities of Bosco the Talk-Ink Kid.”
  • Danielle Marion Roper (New York University) – “Queering Gender, Queering Race in a Jamaican Cartoon: Clovis and the Buggery Law Debate in Jamaica.”

5:50pm – 6:00pm: Closing Remarks

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